Helpline Numbers

At a Loss

If you are grieving and don’t know where to turn for support visit AtaLoss.org. This is the most comprehensive hub of services, information and resources for bereaved people in the UK. Hundreds of services are listed so you can easily find the support you need wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your loss. You can also find practical information, helpful books to buy, helplines and our FREE livechat counselling service, GriefChat. Its available 9-9 Monday to Friday. Visit www.ataloss.org 

Suicide&Co.

At Suicide&Co, our aim is to start a conversation about suicide-related grief. We recognise that an end like this, should be the start of many new conversations.

www.suicideandco.org

 

 

Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide
A national charity who run a helpline and local groups
Supporting those bereaved by suicide.
https://uksobs.org/

INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians.
https://www.inquest.org.uk/

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause
https://www.tcf.org.uk/

The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to give practical and emotional support for anyone bereaved by suicide.
https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/


LGBT Foundation
A national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
http://lgbt.foundation/

Queer Futures
Queer Futures is a two year study that is designed to understand the experiences and perspectives of young (16-25 years old) LGBTQ people in order to help reduce their risk of self-harm and suicide.
http://www.queerfutures.co.uk/

CALM – Campaign against Living Miserably
Area served: National
Telephone: 0800585858
Website: www.thecalmzone.net
Services: Support and campaigning organisation against male suicide.

Counselling Directory (connecting you with professional support)
Area served: National
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Please note: this organisation is not a charity but offers sources for private therapy.

Depression UK
Area served: National
Website: www.depressionuk.org
Services: A national self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression, through pen and phone friend schemes, Internet Chat, and newsletters.

Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service – Shining a Light on Suicide in Greater Manchester
Area served: Greater Manchester
Telephone: 0161 983 0700 or email SB.IS@nhs.net
Website: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk
Services: Provides a confidential information service to anyone in Greater Manchester area who is seeking help and advice after suicide has affected them. Will also signpost to any other relevant support within their surrounding area and nationally.

Mind
Area served: National
Telephone: 0300 123 3393; Office: 0208 519 2122
Website: www.mind.org.uk
Services: Information and advice on mental health issues. Legal advice. Local branches.
Hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00

Samaritans
Area served: National
Website: www.samaritans.org

Young Minds
Area served: National
Telephone: Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk
Services: Information, advice & support for young people affected by mental health. Also supports and trains professionals, schools and parents about mental health issues affecting young people.

Grief Encounter
Area served: National
Telephone: 0808 802 0111(Helpline)
Website: www.griefencounter.org.uk

Services: If you are a child, teenager or adult who has experienced the death of a loved one or are a caregiver who needs advice on how to support young people following the death of a parent or sibling you can call, email or instant chat with trained professionals at grieftalk, 5 days a week, 9am – 9pm (excluding bank holidays). Please note this is a free Helpline. Email address for the helpline is grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk and there is a webchat option on their website too.

Hope Again – Young People Living After Loss (up to age 18) part of CRUSE
Area served: National
Telephone: 0808 808 1677
Website: www.hopeagain.org.uk email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk
Services: Bereavement support for young people.

Let’s Talk about Loss
Area served: National
Website: https://letstalkaboutloss.org

A safe online space for young people 16 – 30 who have lost a loved one to share and talk through the taboos and address the reality of losing someone close when you are young.

PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicides)
Area served: National
Telephone: HOPEline: 0800 068 41 41; Office: 01925 572 444
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Services: Papyrus’ helpline: HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling, or anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

Support after Suicide Partnership (SASP)
Area served: National
Website: http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

Services: A network of organisations offering a whole range of practical and emotional support and signposting for anyone who has been affected by the loss of someone who has died by suicide.

The Bodie Hodges Foundation Memory Bags
Area served: National
Website: www.bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk/

A charity (Nick and Donna Hodges are bereaved parents who have lost their son, Bodie and have a surviving daughter) providing memory bags containing grief resources, free of charge to families to support sibling grief.

There is a memory bag for bereaved siblings aged 12 and under and one for those aged 13 and over. The bags aim to explain how we grieve and to support an understanding of how we might feel when someone dies. Encourage children and young people to share their thoughts, feelings and worries.
Books to encourage understanding of grief.
A treasure chest to store those precious memories.
Art resources to encourage creativity.

Please contact Donna: donna.hodges@bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk. if you would like to know more or to be sent a memory bag for a bereaved sibling.

CRUSE Bereavement Support for Adults
Area served: National
Telephone: Helpline: 0808 808 167; Office: 020 8939 9530
Website: www.cruse.org.uk
Services: Support after the death of someone close.

The Good Grief Trust
Area served: National
Website: https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/

A charity offering help and hope in one online website. It is run by the bereaved for the bereaved. They try to guide you in the right direction for the support you need when you have been bereaved. This is offered through practical help and tips, support organisations and things to consider when you are bereaved. A charity offering help and hope in one online website. It is run by the bereaved for the bereaved. They try to guide you in the right direction for the support you need when you have been bereaved. This is offered through practical help and tips, support organisations and things to consider when you are bereaved.

The Good Grief Trust (www.goodgrieftrust.org) is also running a virtual café on Zoom every Wednesday evening for anyone from the LGBTQ+ community who is bereaved. Although most of the attendees are there because of the loss of a same-sex partner, husband or wife, the meet ups also include any same sex couple/gay individual who has lost a child too.
To find out more about these virtual cafes for those bereaved people from this community, parents can contact Rachael at rachael@thegoodgrieftrust.org

The Good Grief Trust also offer a sudden bereavement helpline Mon – Fri 10 am – 4pm on 0800 2600 400. This is for anyone seeking support following the loss of someone suddenly or too soon, including loss to Covid-19.

WAY Foundation (Widowed and Young)
Area served: National
Website: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk
Services: Peer to peer support for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.

ManHealth offer a confidential free support and information service to men in County Durham who are struggling with their mental health.
7 days a week from 6pm to 10pm
To gain access to this service click on the link below.
www.manhealth.org.uk/chat
They also run peer support groups throughout the North East
https://www.manhealth.org.uk/

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